Dec 032011

Gowalla logoGowalla, my favorite location location-based social network, changed its form significantly this fall.

Significantly enough that I pretty much dropped it when it turned from user-generated content to “stories” and curated travel guides. I did use it in Prague, where a guide was available, but thought it was a much lesser experience than what I had previously got on earlier trips.

The new direction seems to have not been enough for the company to keep it afloat independently, and they were acquired by Facebook yesterday, leaving its future even more unclear.

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